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Poetry to Honor the Biosphere: an Ecopoetics Celebration

October 3, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Please Register Here to join the Desmond-Fish Public Library and the Hudson Valley Poetry Series on Zoom for a special Ecopoetry Round Table followed with readings by a number of poets. Featured guests include A. Anupama, Nicole Brown, Marcella Durand, E.J. McAdams, Mary Newell, Margo and Taft Stever.  This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
About the Poets:
A. Anupama is a poet, essayist, and translator whose work has appeared in Numéro Cinq, Waxwing, Drunken Boat and elsewhere. She leads writers at Ramapo College and Writopia Lab, and in the literary community she co-founded, River River Writers Circle (RiverRiver.org). Anupama lives with her family in Nyack, New York.
Nickole Brown is the author of Sister and Fanny Says. She lives in Asheville, NC, where she volunteers at three different animal sanctuaries. To Those Who Were Our First Gods, a chapbook of poems about these animals, won the 2018 Rattle Prize, and her essay-in-poems, The Donkey Elegies, was published by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2020.
Marcella Durand’s most recent books include The Prospect, published summer 2020 by Delete Press, https://deletepress.org [2], and Earth’s Horizons, her translation of Michèle Métail’s book-length poem, Les Horizons du sol, published spring 2020 by Black Square Editions, https://www.blacksquareeditions.org [3]. Other publications include Rays of the Shadow (Tent Editions, 2017); Le Jardin de M. (The Garden of M.), with French translations by Olivier Brossard (joca seria, 2016); Deep Eco Pré, a collaboration with Tina Darragh, (Little Red Leaves); AREA (Belladonna); and Traffic & Weather (Futurepoem), written during a residency at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She is currently working on a new collection forthcoming from Black Square Edition.
E.J. McAdams is a poet and artist, exploring language and mark-making in the urban environment using procedures and improvisation with found and natural materials. He published four chapbooks, most recently Middle Voice (Dusie Kollectiv). He had a solo exhibition, Trees Are Alphabets, at The Bronx Museum. He curated the Social-Environmental-Aesthetics reading at EXIT ART and was a founding board member of the interdisciplinary Laboratory of Art Nature and Dance (iLAND).
Mary Newell is the author of the chapbook, TILT/ HOVER/ VEER (Codhill Press 2019). She is co-editor of the special ECOPOETICS Spring issue of Dispatches Journal and the curator of the Hudson Highlands Poetry Series. She lives in Garrison. (https://manitoulive.wixsite.com/maryn).
Margo Taft Stever’s collections include Cracked Piano (CavanKerry Press, 2019); Ghost Moose Kattywompus Press, 2019; The Lunatic Ball (Kattywompus Press, 2015); The Hudson Line (Main Street Rag, 2012); Frozen Spring (Mid-List Press First Series Award, 2002); Reading the Night Sky (Riverstone Poetry Chapbook Competition, 1996). Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, including Plume, Verse Daily, “Poem-A-Day” on poets.org, Prairie Schooner, Connecticut Review, Cincinnati Review, upstreet, and Salamander. She is the founder of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and founding and current co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. She lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York (www.margotaftstever.com).

Also Reading:
Orchid Tierney is an Aotearoa-New Zealand poet, scholar, and consulting editor for the Kenyon Review. Publications include a year of misreading the wildcats (Operating System, 2019), ocean plastic (BlazeVOX 2019), and blue doors (Belladonna* Press), among others. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Kenyon College.

Joseph Bruchac’s poems have appeared in hundreds of publications from Akwesasne Notes and Parabola to National Geographic and The Paris Review. An enrolled member of the Nulhegan Band of the Abenaki Nation, his work as a writer and traditional storyteller often reflects his Native American ancestry. Author of over 160 books for young readers and adults, his newest collection of poetry is Four Directions, New and Recollected Poems.


October 3, 2020
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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